Norvestor Equity AS Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Norvestor Equity AS has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Norvestor Equity AS’s most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (14%) and retail (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (64%) and growth capital (21%). In total, Norvestor Equity AS has invested in 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2016 when it acquired VENI Energy Group Holding AS for $91M.

In the last 3 years, Norvestor Equity AS has exited 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (37%). Norvestor Equity AS’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Nomor AB for $200M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity118
    • M&A Buy Activity74
    • M&A Sell Activity44
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 9

Norvestor Equity AS

hieronymus heyerdahls gate 1,
Oslo, 0110
Norway
+47 23 00 07 00
www.norvestor.no
contact@norvestor.com

Norvestor Equity is an independent private equity group focused on opportunities throughout Norway and the nearby Nordic region. Norvestor generally looks to acquire control positions in businesses with strong market positions, clear potential for sales and earnings growth, and motivated management. Sectors of interest include engineering/technology, food/beverage, IT, telecommunications, maritime equipment, oil services, power/energy, retail, and services/outsourcing. The Firm's investment size is €10 to €45 million in companies with enterprise values of €20 to €125 million. Norvestor Equity is based in Oslo with an additional office in Stockholm.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Services, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 45
Enterprise Value 20 125
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 61 3 2 3 4 1 74
vol $112M $112M
Sell (1.6/yr) # 36 - 5 2 1 - 44
vol $159M $200M $359M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Upheads AS 2022-03-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stavanger, Norway · www.upheads.no
CIC Hospitality 2021-12-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oslo, Norway · www.cichospitality.com
BST Brandskyddsteamet AB 2021-11-08 - Secondary Buyout
Hägersten, Sweden · www.bstab.com
Apsis Group AB 2021-08-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Malmo, Sweden · www.apsis.se
Globeteam A/S 2021-06-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Virum, Denmark · www.globeteam.com
Smartvatten solution 2021-02-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Espoo, Finland · www.smartvatten.com
Aptilo Networks AB 2020-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Stockholm, Sweden · www.aptilo.com
Smart Retur Norge AS 2020-09-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Langhus, Norway · www.smartretur.no
Wexus Gruppen AS 2020-06-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Stavanger, Norway · www.wexus.no
PHM Group 2020-03-11 - Growth Capital
Helsinki, Finland · www.phmgroup.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 5 (19%) - 10 (14%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 3 (11%) - 6 (8%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (4%) - 6 (8%) -
Retail - - 6 (8%) -
Business Services 2 (7%) - 5 (7%) -
Software 1 (4%) - 5 (7%) -
Food - - 4 (5%) -
Machinery 2 (7%) - 4 (5%) -
Communications 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) 21M (19%)
Healthcare Services 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Manufacturing 2 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
Consumer Services - - 2 (3%) -
Environmental - - 2 (3%) -
Leisure 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Safety/Security 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Utilities 1 (4%) 91M (100%) 1 (1%) 91M (81%)
Chemicals 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Education - - 1 (1%) -
Engineering - - 1 (1%) -
Marine 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (1%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 27 $91M 74 $112M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Norway 19 (70%) 91M (100%) 52 (70%) 112M (100%)
Sweden 4 (15%) - 14 (19%) -
United Kingdom 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Finland 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Denmark 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Italy - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 19 (70%) 91M (100%) 52 (70%) 112M (100%)
Cross-border 8 (30%) - 22 (30%) -
Total 27 $91M 74 $112M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 11 (41%) - 47 (64%) -
Growth Capital 10 (37%) - 15 (20%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (19%) 91M (100%) 6 (8%) 91M (81%)
Divestiture 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (3%) -
Going Private - - 1 (1%) 21M (19%)
Consolidation - - 1 (1%) -
Total 27 $91M 74 $112M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 13 (30%) -
Secondary Sale 12 (27%) -
IPO 10 (23%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (14%) 315M (88%)
Sold to Management 1 (2%) 44M (12%)
Divestiture 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 44 $359M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
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1
MCF Corporate Finance
1
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
BA-HR
1
Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
1
Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $112M
TOTAL $112M
Largest VENI Energy Group Holding AS
$91M (2016-07-04)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $315M
< $100M 1 $44M
TOTAL $359M
Largest Nomor AB
$200M (2019-09-09)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
6 (8%)
Strategic(s)
1%
1 (1%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
18%
8 (18%)
Strategic(s)
36%
16 (36%)

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